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Rodent Control in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut 

Protecting Your Home or Business from New York's Nemesis

Rodents enjoy an almost mythic status in New York City. You’ve probably endured your fair share of condescending questions about super rats or the idea that there are as many mice in NYC as there are people. Fortunately, New York is also home to some of the best rodent control professionals in the country.

As overstated as the tales of rodent rampage may be, New York’s rodent pests enjoy their outsized reputation for a reason. But just because our city has struggled against its rodential rivals since time immemorial doesn’t mean your home or business does too. Not when you have New York’s largest and most effective residential and commercial rodent control company on your side.

What is a Rodent? Are Mice Rodents?

Yes. A rodent is any small, gnawing animal from the order Rodentia. They are characterized by a pair of chisel-shaped incisors on their upper and lower jaws. These sharp teeth can also wreak havoc in your home or business. Rats and mice are the most common examples of rodents in NYC. Other rodents include hamsters, squirrels, and gophers.

Rats, mice, or some disconcerting combination of the two can be troubling in any number. Homeowners and facility managers responsible for the upkeep of restaurants, schools, hospitals, shopping malls, hotels and the like constantly contend with rats and mice in the NYC/New Jersey area daily. Here’s a quick look at the most common rodent pests in New York City. For more information, click the pest libraries below.


Rodents of New York Pest Library




Deer Mice

Deer mice are a hardier woodland variety of New York mouse. Interior infestations of deer mice mostly occur in undisturbed places, like attics, basements and warehouses. Deer mice are not only destructive but also threaten human health with the pathogen responsible for transmitting hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. This potentially fatal respiratory disease is spread through infected deer mice urine and mice carcasses.

House Mice

If you see mice scurrying around your home or facility, chances are they are house mice. These all too common house rodents  adapt quickly to extreme environments and are known for their prolific breeding habits. House mice can scale walls and leap from one surface to another better than Spiderman. New York house mice love secluded, dimly lit areas and will eat just about anything. In addition to carrying ticks, mites and fleas, house mice excrete urine that can induce allergic reactions in children and older people.

Norway Rats

Most NYC rats are Norway rats - probably the most destructive and tenacious of all rat species and responsible for a majority of the rat problems in the city. Capable of gnawing through lead and PVC pipes, Norway rats may be large but can squeeze their chunky bodies through holes no more than one inch wide. Vectors of salmonellosis, jaundice, trichinosis and a host of other serious diseases mean that Norway rats present a very real danger to human health.

Roof Rats 

Just as their name suggests, roof rats prefer infesting a building’s upper tiers. They forage in groups and will faithfully return to viable food sources. Roof rats are infamous for killing half the population of Europe in the 14th century by spreading the bubonic plague. They are also known to transmit typhus, rat-bite fever and salmonellosis to humans and animals.

Rat and Mouse Rodent Control for New York and New Jersey

Assured Environments has provided expert pest control services for all different types of rodents in New York City and the surrounding area for over 75 years. If you’re wondering how to get rid of rodents in your home or business, call or contact Assured today.

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